Calling all residents of Panorama City and North Hills in the San Fernando Valley! Get ready for this new and exciting community outdoor program focused on wellness, nature, and YOU! Grab your yoga mats, hiking shoes, and picnic baskets because we have an array of exciting events and activities lined up just for you! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or someone looking to explore the wonders of nature, Nature for All hopes to facilitate fun for everyone. Through this program, our goal is to not only provide a space for individuals and families to come together, but to also foster a sense of community and shared purpose. As we navigate the challenges of modern life, it’s essential to remember the restorative power of nature and the positive impact it can have on our overall well-being.
So, mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty in and around the San Fernando Valley. Join us on this incredible journey as we celebrate the harmony between mind, body, and the natural world. We’re excited to see you there!
Our primary objective through this program is to foster meaningful connections and enhance the lives of community members from Panorama City and North Hills. We aim to reach out and engage with 1900 individuals with a projected timeline extending until Spring 2026.
Activities in and around Panorama City:
Recognizing the importance of a strong sense of community, we have curated a diverse range of activities planned to take place within the community of Panorama City. From educational workshops and Wellness Workshops, our intent is to facilitate positive interactions with nature and local nature sites, ignite conversations that motivate us to advocate for better and green communities and strengthen the bonds that unite us as a community.
Nature Trips beyond Panorama City:
In addition to community-based activities, we embrace the significance of connecting with nature and its profound impact on overall well-being. Hence, our program encompasses regular nature trips, providing community members with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. These excursions are free and aim to offer a refreshing respite from daily routines and allow individuals to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Transportation, bilingual interpretation, and meals are included!
With an understanding of the crucial role that our youth play in shaping the future, we have made a commitment to allocate 50% of our programming efforts to cater specifically to the younger population in the San Fernando Valley (SFV). By engaging with young individuals, and offering enriching experiences, educational opportunities, and mentorship, our aim is to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and catalysts for positive change. Through fostering connections, facilitating personal growth, and embracing the natural world, these youth will undoubtedly pave the way for a stronger and more vibrant SFV.
The Funding Source:
This program is funded by the Outdoor Equity Grants Program, created through AB 209 and administered by California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services. The Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) improves the health and wellness of Californians through new educational and recreational activities, service learning, career pathways, and leadership opportunities that strengthen a connection to the natural world. OEP’s intent is to increase the ability of residents in underserved communities to participate in outdoor experiences within their community, at state parks, and other public lands.
2023 Calendar of Nature for All events in the SFV
June 2023 Events
June 17th: Wellness workshop at the Park with Pacoima Beautiful, SAMO and more!
June 28th: Wellness workshop at the park with The Wild Plum
September 2023 Events
TEACHERS, EDUCATORS, ORGANIZERS AND MORE……
If you are a High School teacher or after school program with high school students that is interested in bringing in educational and nature based workshops to your classroom, please use the form below to get in touch. We offer 60 minute workshops on an orientation on Nature for All, Parks, Water and Access to Nature for our mental health and overall wellbeing! We can also do a 4 week set where we cover all these topics once a week. Physical classroom must be within 5 miles of Panorama City.